Cyclone Cook avoids Waikato District

14 April 2017

Waikato District largely avoided the effects of Cyclone Cook.  Yesterday’s weather resulted in a few slips and limited flooding throughout the district.

The Waikato District is still cleaning up from the effects of last week’s storm, ex-Cyclone Debbie, and roads that were damaged will be inspected over the coming weeks.

Known slips from last night’s weather:

  • Rotowaru Road (Huntly side of Glen Affton Township, by bridge) – one lane blocked
  • Hakarimata Road (3 or 4 corners from the Waikato Alliance depot) – one lane blocked
  • Waeranga Rd – from Te Kauwhata at the intersection of Kelly Road – small slip with an overhanging tree

Known flooding from last night’s weather:

  • Waingaro Rd – Just before Glen Massey
  • Tahuna Rd – 5km East of Te Hoe
  • Hakarimata Rd – near the above mentioned slip, 3 or 4 corners from the Waikato Alliance depot

Closed roads and partially open roads in our district that Waikato District Council has previously reported, are:

Roads closed:

  • Wattle Road, Whangamarino 
  • Brewster Road, Pukekawa 
  • Maurice Road, Glen Murray
  • Churchill Rd between 8km and 11km mark, Pukekawa
  • Clarke and Denize Road, Pukekawa
  • Klondyke Road, Te Kohanga
  • Koheroa Road between Kellyville Road and Glass Road intersections, Mercer
  • Pioneer Road and Bluff Road, Pokeno.

Partially open:

  • Murray Road, Pukekawa 
  • Highway 22 
  • Tenfoot Road/ Orini Road, Orini 
  • Venna Fry Lane, Huntly 
  • Matakataki Road, Glen Murray 
  • Te Hutewai Road, Raglan 
  • Rotowaro Road, Rotowaro 
  • Waikare Road, Te Kauwhata 
  • Matahuru Road, Waiterimu 
  • Allan and Eyre Road, Onewhero
  • Kellyville Road (closed to heavy vehicle traffic), Mercer
  • McIntyre Road, Waiterimu
  • Pororua Road, Waiterimu
  • River Road, Tuakau
  • Te Puroa Road, Ngaruawahia
  • Waikaretu Valley Rd, Waikaretu
  • Wairamarama-Onewhero Road
  • Waingaro Road, Glen Massey

A google map of road closures and civil defence activities can be found here:


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